The San Francisco Symphony’s centennial season, opening this week, is an important story in itself, but there is more to it than another celebration focused on the number 100.
Click on the photo at right to see more on the history of the San Francisco Symphony.Going back to the orchestra’s first concert, on Dec. 8, 1911, there is the utter devastation of The City just five years before. Read More
Here’s a closer look at some of the world-class musicians of the San Francisco Symphony. Read More
The San Francisco Symphony’s seasons usually feature dozens of visiting artists. For the centennial season, they will number in the hundreds.Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has invited six of the nation’s oldest and most prominent orchestras, about 600 musicians in all, in addition to the participation of world-renowned conductors and soloists. Read More
The San Francisco Symphony began its 100th season Wednesday in Davies Symphony Hall with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas conducting a program of works by Copland, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Britten, featuring guest soloists Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang.
Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of the Centennial Season Opening Gala. Read More